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Episode 30: The Greatest Books Ever Written: Dave and Tamler celebrate their one year anniversary and 30th episode with one of their least cynical episodes yet. They talk about 5 philosophy/psychology(-ish) books that influenced and inspired them throughout the years.

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Dave and Tamler celebrate their one year anniversary and 30th episode with one of their least cynical episodes yet.  They talk about 5 philosophy/psychology(-ish) books that influenced and inspired them throughout the years.  They also respond to a listener email that accuses them (mostly Tamler) of being "reckless and irresponsible" in their discussion of responding to insults.   Episode Links (Please note that the Top 5 links below are to purchase books through amazon.com via the Very Bad Wizards amazon affiliate account) Tamler's Top 5

5. The Razor's Edge


4. Culture Of Honor: The Psychology Of Violence In The South (New Directions in Social Psychology)/Humiliation: And Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence



3. The Extended Phenotype: The Long Reach of the Gene (Popular Science)

2. Passions Within Reason: The Strategic Role of the Emotions

1. Jacques the Fatalist and His Master (Penguin Classics)

David's Top 5
5. Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman

4. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

3. The Modularity of Mind: An Essay on Faculty Psychology


2. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies


1. Passions Within Reason: The Strategic Role of the Emotions

Honorable MentionsRevenge: A Story of Hope.  Laura BlumenfeldMortal Questions by Thomas NagelThe Fragility of Goodness by Martha NussbaumNot by Genes Alone: by Peter Richerson and Richard BoydThe Principles of Psychology by William JamesDescartes Error by Antonio DamasioBeyond Good and Evil Thus Spoke Zarathustra The Open Society and Its Enemies by Karl PopperThe Hedgehog and the Fox by Isaiah BerlinEthics: Inventing Right and Wrong by J.L. MackieFinally...David shows Richard Dawkins "Lemon Party"  

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